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Wirral: Walk On
Walk On is a programme of short health walks designed to increase the health of local people. The walks are set in different locations and on different days, and are aimed primarily at people who do little or no exercise. All walks are led by trained walk leaders and last between 30 - 60 minutes (average 30 minutes).
Call the contact number for an up to date copy of the walks programme or download from this site.
All walks are free and we aim to encourage brisk walking as the ideal form of exercise. However all participants are encouraged to 'go at your own pace', so don't worry about not being fit enough. All you need to do is turn up at the time and place stated on the programme.
The main aim of the scheme is to improve people's health and fitness, and along the way to get some fresh air, enjoy a chat and have some fun with like minded people.
So whatever your goal, whether you are trying to reduce your blood pressure, reduce your weight or stress levels, control your diabetes, or just 'feel better', why don't you join us on the road to improved health.
Weekly Walk Programme
Birkenhead Park - every Monday, 11am, including Bank holidays. Meet at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre for an easy or leisurely walk of 30 minutes or one hour.
Every Sunday, meet at Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre at 11am for faster walk of 45 minutes. An easy walk is also available. Contact 0151 652 5197 for more information.
Arrowe Park, 10am on Tuesdays from 12th November 2013. Meet at Red Rooms cafe, off Arrowe Park Road for an easy walk. Contact 0151 630 8383 for more information.
Port Sunlight - every Wednesday, 11 am, meet outside Port Sunlight railway station. Contact 0151 652 5197 for more information.
Royden Park - every Thursday, 2.30pm, meet in the main car park. **Please note this is a more adventurous walk and sturdy footwear is required**. Contact 0151 652 5197 for more information.
West Kirby - every Wednesday at 12 noon. Meet at the Sailing Centre, near Morrisons, West Kirby. Contact 0151 637 6434 for more information.
All walks are free - just turn up.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Launch of the new outdoor gym equipment, at 11 locations in Wirral, in September 2013, will include health walks. Please see the attached programme. Contact Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre on 0151 652 5197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on twitter @BirkenheadPark1
Royden Park Health Walk
Thursday 29th August from 2.30pm to 4pm.10th anniversary health walk in Royden Park, part of Wirral Walk On programme of health walks. A total of 51 walkers, past and present joined the celebration walk and enjoyed the refreshments. the sun shone and it was a grat celebration. Congratualtions to Ron williams for leading for the last 10 years. Also present was Ron King who sstarted the walking scheme off with NHS in 2001.
On Monday 28th January the first Park Fitness Buddies started their training with a health walk in Birkenhead Park followed by an introduction to the outdoor gym equipment. The buddies also met the Monday morning cyclists who use the Cycling Projects bikes based in the park. The Buddies will pair up with people wanting to be more active and be their friendly face to encourage them to walk, cycle or use the gym equipment. They can also train to lead health walks. If you would like to become a Wirral Park Fitness Buddy, contact Fiona Hanik, Active Families Development Officer on 0151 637 6434 or email email@example.com or go to http://www.wirral.gov.uk/news/14-01-2013/do-you-have-what-it-takes-be-park-fitness-buddy
0151 652 5197
0151 652 5197